I was informed last night by a group of moms that our new high school, which has only been open a year and has freshman, sophomores and now juniors this year, has an ongoing problem with heroin and meth use among students. Apparently this is what happens when you combine affluence with uninvolved parents. I am absolutely shocked that stuff this dangerous is out there in our community. Perhaps I've been naive. Booze, pot and cocaine, yeah I can imagine that. It was around where I grew up. But now this hardcore stuff just scares the snot out of me. I'm not so worried about my kids because of the level of involvement I have in their lives, the conversations we've had throughout their lives, and how busy their days are (not really any opportunities for unsupervised idle time). I do want to be sure I know the facts for what's happening in my community. Where should I go to get the info? The school? The police vice department? I was told by these parents that our high school has people under surveillance right now, and I doubt this would be something readily shared with the public. So how do they know? Ugh. It just really is upsetting to think that this "safe" little community is not what I thought it was. Wow, I really am dumb.